Novuhair: Natural Treatment & Wellness from Inside Out

It took me until I’m nearing my 40’s to start thinking about my health seriously. I guess there wasn’t too much awareness back then on how to do it. But nowadays, there’s like a whole movement on going all natural and taking care, not only of your physical appearance, but also of your internal health. The condition of our hair, apparently, is one of the ways we can gauge our health. Of course, falling hair is natural – that is, if you’re losing the normal count of 100 strands a day. But if you’re losing more than that, it’s time […]

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Review: Side Show Manila

I had the opportunity to watch Atlantis Theatrical’s Side Show earlier than I planned (I couldn’t believe it!). It was just as well because I got to see it first before I bring my two younger kids to see it at closing. That way, I’m prepared to explain to them scenes that they need help sorting out. Side Show is a musical based on the true story of conjoined English twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton. While Side Show script stayed within the boundaries of the twin’s real story, American librettist Bill Russel took liberties in piecing together information bits and […]

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First day of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic: Learning to use the Abacus

I took Lukas to his first session at ALOHA Mental Arithmetic center in Greenhills last Thursday afternoon. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since this would be the first time we will try an ”academic” supplementary program. But judging through the videos we’ve seen, it seems to make Math so much fun to do. If you haven’t read my previous blog about ALOHA Mental Arithmetic, click this: Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic I included a video of kids who demonstrated their Math Wizardry using the ALOHA method in that blog.   Math isn’t exactly Lukas’ favorite subject. In […]

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Why you should register for EFL’s Philippine Homeschool Convention, On Fire!

I was just really blown away by the topics they have for this year’s Philippine Homeschool Convention and thought that, if you haven’t registered yet, I hope I’m not too late in helping you make up your mind about it. It’s really a heck of a topic list and I think it would be a such a waste if we don’t get to listen to them. It’s a season for homeschool conventions, apparently. I, myself, just completed the one hosted by our kids’ home school provider, Philippine Christian School of Tomorrow (PCST). What do you gain from homeschool conventions? A […]

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Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic

When I was in 4th grade, I had a traumatic experience with a Math teacher that left me very insecure with anything ”numbers.” My system automatically shuts down even in the simplest of situations that would require Mathematical solutions, and I have learned to use humor to avoid it. Teaching Math to my kids is one of my biggest worries in homeschooling. When we decided to try Saxon Math on our eldest son when he was 9, I asked my husband, Jay, to take over. When it comes to other subjects, I’m confident that my children can advance even on […]

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